Our house is within 200 metres of the River Mayenne which borders the Loire Valley, offering ample cycle rides along the tow path and canoeing. For keen fishers, there is also night carp fishing. along this stretch of water. Our house has been fully renovated, mixing characterful stone walls, beams, terracotta flooring and logburner with modern luxuries such as a jacuzzi and pool. Whether sipping wine on the terrasse watching your children playing in the water is your way of relaxing or venturing to one of the region's many chateaux and parks, you will find yourself fully immersed in a pretty, friendly village and will enjoy all the the house can offer. There is plenty of space for larger groups however our beautiful master bedroom with jacuzzi in the en suite would also suit a couple looking for a romantic break. For those with older children needing exam revision, French tuition can be organised upon request. One bedroom is downstairs, suiting families wishing to travel with elderly grandparents.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Southern Brittany 160 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rennes 160 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Our house is in the small village of Menil, dominated by pretty river walks and cycle paths. For those keen fisherman amongst you, this stretch of the river permits both night and day fishing for the huge carp lurking in its waters. Pedalo and canoe hire is available and there is a small tourist office next to the children's play area. The local 'guingette' (snack bar) is open by the river throughout May to October. Bread can also be purchased in the village itself. The village of Daon is only a short cycle ride away and this has a wider selection of restaurants (creperie, pizzeria and auberge) in addition to a mini golf and small shop. Château Gontier is 7km away and is the nearest town. Activities for younger children might include the zoo, the swimming pool, horse riding, the cinema, whilst adults will enjoy the weekly market and the collection of local bars and restaurants.
You will be in the middle of a French community and if you are looking to perfect your language, then the accent is a good and neutral.
We have had blistering hot days from May onwards and the climate is generally milder than in the UK.
La Grange has easy access to Brittany, Normandy, Mayenne and the Loire and so the choice is immense. The beaches of Brittany are approximately 1.5 hours away whilst in the other direction, all of the attractions of the Loire with its châteaux and famous wine caves are easily reached within 45 minutes. The nearest large town is Angers and in addition to the castle with its famous Apocalpyse Tapestry, there is the newly opened botanic park 'Terra Natura', the first of its kind in Europe. Car enthusiasts might enjoy the appeal of Le Mans, again under an hours drive away. Rock climbing and caving are to be found in Saulges.
Puy Du Fou – this is one of the most famous theme parks in France chronicling the history of this country in the most entertaining and dramatic way possible !
Climbing in the Trees – 20 minutes away and a must for those of you with adventurous children!